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Old 03-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #121
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Well, the two I can think of....
We were camping at a state park, not full hookup, so I had to empty the waste tanks. I figured it would be easiest to just hook up
and pull the trailer to the dumper. "Shoot, we don't need to unhook the TV and move it off the fridge...I'll drive slow". The antenna
cable DID keep it from hitting the floor, I guess. :stupid:
The second is maybe a warning. Don't put (especially cheap) spinner hubcaps on your trailer. The spinners tend to fly off at traffic and
other drivers don't seem to appreciate it!

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #122
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Once I drove away with the power cord still attached but caught it in time! And I have a campground departure "checklist". Must have overlooked that one. Terry
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #123
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Two that I am pretty embarrassed about, 1 I blew up the hot water heater over a winter, and 2 I hooked up brand new 6v batteries backwards and had to call a mobile fix-it guy to help me figure out that I am a loser and like to pay people to tell me about it!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #124
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Two that I am pretty embarrassed about, 1 I blew up the hot water heater over a winter, and 2 I hooked up brand new 6v batteries backwards and had to call a mobile fix-it guy to help me figure out that I am a loser and like to pay people to tell me about it!
Okhybrid, thanks for your honesty. Maybe more boneheads can come out of the woodwork now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #125
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I was camping by myself in the x17z at a beach CG this past July. It was supposed to be a trip with my wife and I but we were having some major problems and I went myself.

Anyway, my site only had water and electric and it was a blistering 4 days, even at the beach. Come midday I would just go in the camper and enjoy the AC with a book, movie or take a nap. We also got a pretty wicked thunderstorm too and a lot of tents, EZ up canopies and awnings were destroyed by the winds.

It was about 10am and scorching already on check out day. I was already sweating my you know what off packing everything up and putting the bunk ends up. I had to hit the dump station on the way out and this dump station is not ideal, especially with the very low ground clearance of the 17z. There's also a concrete border around the sewer hole that basically lifts the stinky slinky at about the same level as the 17z drain pipe. I had to pretty much snake the stink slinky throughout the whole dumping process to empty the tanks. What fun. Just remember the scorching hot day, having to snake the stinky slinky while draining the tanks AND flushing them combined with sewer smell. Yummy.

I finally finished, got back in the truck and began to drive away. I happened to look in the passenger mirror after about 100' when I noticed the TT door swinging open. I never closed it after I was done dumping. I'm just glad I caught it in time!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #126
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I found my trailer door wide open after leaving the campsite. You can't just shut the door you have to lock it too or it can open up on you. I know i've posted about this before.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #127
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I drove more than 200 miles pulling a popup when I noticed that I had failed to latch the ball pin hitch, the whole time the trailer was just sitting on the trailer ball, lucky....
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #128
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Ok, not camping related, but who else has drove off from the gas station with the hose still in the car? FYI: it has a disconnect that prevents the obvious disaster....

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I haven't read all the mishaps reported but I'm sure my misfortune tops them all- We pulled into a campground we have stayed at numerous times but with a newer TALLER fiver- I thought the resistance I felt was the soft ground- WRONG! I shifted into 4X and pulled forward- It seems an overhead power cord was hooked under the front ac- I peeled the ac off as if I had used a can opener- What a way to end a long tiring day- Fortunately, no damage was done to the rubber roof and the replacement ac was easily installed- Lesson learned! JMHO- DD
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Glad to hear nobody got hurt Diesel Donnie,could have been worst.
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